Nothing makes me want to drop my fly box and flee faster then when someone says, “Hey, can you teach me how to Fly Fish?”
My dread isn’t because I don’t want to help someone out, but rather from the fact I’m a terrible (bad/horrible/awful) instructor. I know this because I’ve tried in the past, instructor style.
Every time it ends in fly line wrapped around my students head and they are looking at me like, well, I’m a terrible instructor.
The fact is, I just Fly Fish. The mechanics of it all just magically happens when I’m on the water and teaching it to someone else, is not my cup o’ tea.
Which is why it’s a good thing there are Fly Fishing Experts out there like Hank…